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Catalog Number 2009.015.257
Object Name Music, Sheet
Description Xi Shi-Fan Li Fang Xi Shi- Music, Sheet. The opera is based on life stories of Xi Shi, who was one of the renowned Four Beauties of ancient China. She was said to have lived during the end of Spring and Autumn Period in Zhuji, the capital of the ancient State of Yue. Her name was Shi Yiguang.
Xi Shi's beauty was said to be so extreme that while leaning over a balcony to look at the fish in the pond, the fish would be so dazzled that they forgot to swim and sank below the surface. This description serves as the first two characters of the Chinese idiom, which is used to compliment someone's beauty.
Title Xi Shi-Fan Li Fang Xi Shi- Music, Sheet
Collection Chiu, Mui Yuen Kung and Hung Fook
Accession number 2009.015